Did Jon take it in war-beaten Iraq?
Is it from an old uninhabited home?
Did I Google dust bunnies and find this gross picture?
Um . . . No . . . afraid not. It’s in my kitchen!!! . . . or was until I went all Martha-Stewart on it.
I began noticing that a few items in my fairly new side-by-side Whirpool refrigerator were not lasting quite as long as they should. After having to hurt my money-saving-heart way too many times by tossing old milk and deli meat I pondered as to what could be the cause of this. In talking with my mom she suggested vacuuming out the coils. The What?? Somehow I must have missed this lesson in our home schooling home-economics class. Now really, I’ve read Fly Lady, I have chore lists, chore cards, and on my night stand even right now for my current reading is One Minute Cleaner. Cleaning is just not an area I falter in. I even vacuum my mattresses every season for crying out loud! These kind of dust bunnies just don’t happen to me!
So anyway, after the initial shock, embarrassment and disgust I went to work on those coils, of course after taking a snapshot to always remind me why it is important to never let the dust bunnies get the best of me. Wow, so those coils are supposed to be silver . . . ok . . . check. This chore is now added to my seasonal-vacuum-everything-that-isn’t-breathing category. Now my holder of nourishment and displayer of children’s art is once again at peace, and so am I . . . ah . . . true contentment.
Do you vacuum your coils?
What areas in your home might embarrass you?